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hina is drafting a list of foreign parties considered “unreliable enti
ties” that harm the interests of Chinese companies, said the Ministry of Commerce on Friday.
Detailed measures of the plan are to be disclosed at a later date.
The list will target companies, people and organizations that fail to abide by market rules, violate th
e spirit of contract, block Chinese companies for non-commercial reasons, and severely violate Chinese co
mpanies’ legitimate rights, said Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, in a media briefing on Friday.
“Due to the increasing uncertainties in the global economy, including
the rising trade protectionism and unilateralism, the multilateral trading system is facing s
evere challenges and regular international commercial activities have been disrupted,” Gao said.
fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outbr
eak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no
t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of va
ccines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an annual produc
tion of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat consumption in China, and su